Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world. The reason I do it....you just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Thursday 25 April 2019

Warm weather lulls me into a false sense of Mothcurity..

Warm days, over 20 degrees but cooler nights and a sharp drop in Orthosia numbers and we (well I am) suddenly down to nearly single figures of moth numbers.
This isn't unheard of at this time of year, and I usually expect a 2-3 week lull typically as we shift seasons.
Nevertheless we continue to have faith and we put our moth trap out for that one special moth...sometimes it happens, mostly it doesn't! But you have to try don't you.

Just one new for year species last night, 2 examples of Garden Carpet, a common moth here.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 55.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 125w Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Garden Carpet 2 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 1
Common Quaker 1
Nut-tree Tussock 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1

Garden Carpets

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